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Delphi Micro Channel Evaporator Wins Innovation Award


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Delphi Corp.’s innovative micro channel evaporator was named a winner of the 2010 AHR EXPO Innovation Award in the Cooling category. The award, which was announced last week, will be presented during the 2010 AHR Expo being held January 25-27, 2010, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Delphi’s new micro channel evaporator, which will debut at the show, is a specially designed evaporator capable of performing both cooling and heating functions for both indoor residential and commercial settings. It is highly efficient and helps OEMs meet Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) requirements in a smaller package.

“This prestigious award is given to recognize the most innovative HVAC&R products,” said Charles Clevenger, product line director, Delphi Residential and Commercial Heat Exchangers, Delphi Thermal Systems. “Our micro-channel evaporator is both highly-efficient and more environmentally-friendly compared to traditional products.”

The micro channel evaporator is based on Delphi’s Micro Channel Heat Exchanger (MCHX) technology. The MCHX technology uses a compact design that makes it more efficient than other heat exchangers. The system joins three key components — the flat micro-channel tube, the fins and two refrigerant manifolds — together in a single coil. The optimized coil design provides a high rate of heat transfer while maintaining low air-side pressure drop.

Because of its innovative design, Delphi’s micro channel evaporator can operate efficiently in both condensing (heating) and evaporating (cooling) modes.

“Delphi’s micro channel evaporator cuts 40 percent of the mass of a competitive product while still allowing OEMs to meet high SEER requirements. It also reduces the amount of refrigerant needed in the system,” Clevenger said. “This all adds up to reduced costs for the OEM and a greener product for the environment.”

Additionally, like all of Delphi’s MCHX products, the evaporator is constructed from aluminium and is 100% recyclable.

Delphi’s new micro channel evaporator will be on display at Delphi’s booth (No. 3778) during the AHR show.


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